The Enigma of Toni Nadal

Chris Lewit


Toni Nadal: integral but who?

Toni Nadal has been integral in his nephew Rafael Nadal's development and career. But to the outside world he remains an enigmatic figure.

This is partly due to his reclusive and protective nature. No doubt he often presents a stern--even intimidating--face to those he doesn't know well.

But has the media really ever taken him seriously? The common, slightly dismissive media moniker, "Uncle Toni" belies who Toni Nadal actually is.

Those who know him respect his intellect and his integrity and especially his tenacity in helping to build one of the greatest players of all time.

First, Toni is a serious student of the game. True, he values his privacy and closely guards secrets he believes have led to Rafa's incredible success. But he is also known to light up in laughter in unguarded private moments—a side of his character the world never sees.

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Chris Lewit, former #1 for Cornell and Pro Circuit player, has coached numerous top 10 nationally ranked juniors and is a leading coach, educator, and author. He has written two best-selling books, The Secrets of Spanish Tennis and The Tennis Technique Bible.

Chris runs a high performance summer tennis camp in the beautiful mountains of Vermont and coaches players world-wide through his virtual school, CLTA Online. Chris also produces a weekly tennis show, Prodigy Maker Live at the Chris Lewit YouTube Channel (Youtube.com/ChrisLewit). The show features live lessons filmed directly from Chris’s private teaching court.

Chris also hosts a weekly tennis talk show on Facebook, Sunday Night Q and A, where he discusses topics in high performance, junior development, and technique—and answers questions from viewers around the world. The show airs weekly at 9:45pm NYC time on the Chris Lewit Facebook page. The show is also available as a podcast on all podcasting platforms.

Check out Chris’s blog at ProdigyMaker.com for free articles on high performance junior development and Spanish training. Learn about his camp at ChrisLewit.com or visit the online academy at CLTA.teachable.com



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